Basil essential oil is cleansing and refreshing, as well as calming and restorative. It can be used to help revive the intellect and promote healthy concentration, as a great natural aid for study and to help counter fatigue and burn out around deadlines. An inspiring scent to complement decision-making that may also be beneficial for tension headaches or even migraines. Basil has antiseptic and healing properties that support its use for indigestion. It is also popular in remedies for ear complaints. Blends well with: Geranium, Lavender True and Peppermint
Memory & Concentration
When used to support memory function, add 3-5 drops to your diffuser in the room where you study or work, or where concentration is required. Repeat as necessary.
To support healthy muscles when body and mind are under stress, add 3-5 drops to 10 drops of a carrier oil, such as Olive or Almond oil, and massage into the muscles. For optimum results this recipe can be enhanced by adding 3 drops of Peppermint oil and 3 drops of Lavender true. Repeat as necessary.
To support normal digestion blend 2-3 drops in 2 ml of Olive oil and massage into your stomach in a clockwise direction. This recipe may be enhanced by adding 3 drops of Peppermint oil. Repeat as necessary.
Basil supports balanced mental processing, for a focused mind and clear decision-making.
Safety Considerations: May cause irritation of sensitive skin. Avoid use during pregnancy & breastfeeding. This oil is not suitable for children under 8 years of age.
Please note: Therapeutic plant oils are used to support natural body process for optimum health and wellbeing. The information here is NOT meant as recommendation for cure of any medical condition or disease.
For centuries herbal practitioners have recommended Basil to support the respiratory system and digestive health, particularly to soothe a bloated tummy, flatulence or indigestion.
Though it has a long standing as a culinary herb, in parts of Mesoamerica, where it is used in the traditional Temezcali cleansing ceremony, it is generally only considered for spiritual and medicinal purposes. Basil leaves are sometimes crushed and put into the outer ear for ear infection.
Basil has been utilised for headaches, anxiety and mental fatigue as well as stress management and decision-making. Historically Basil was antidote for the bite of some snakes and poisonous insects.
Please note: the traditional uses listed here are for reference only and under no circumstances should they be taken as recommendations for cures or treatments for diseases or medical conditions. Therapeutic oils are used to support natural body functions and work in harmony with our body's physiology.
Ocimum basilicum, flower / leaf, distilled, certified organic, Nepal.
Linalool, 1,8-Cineol, Geraniol, alpha-Bergamotene, Eugenol